Friday, August 10, 2007

Respect for the elderly

I'm very excited about my find of the day:

Got any ideas? No? Here's another clue:

Yep! It's an American, 1920-ish Royal (10, I think) Typewriter. Complete with glass vision panels and spare ribbon.

It came from an old farmhouse out in the countryside. The owner was clearing out her attic and found it. It's mine now! I had intended to rip its keys off and use them to make jewellery. However, now I've met it in person, as it were, I'm a little in love and wonder if it might restore. It could look like this you see.

Knitting news:
I have finished my Ravenclaw socks and am beginning the hunt for the perfect pattern for a scarf in Handmaiden Sea Silk.


Rowena Hopkirk said...

Oh, that looks just like my Grandma's typewriter that I learned to type on as a child!

You have finished your socks. I am still swatching. I can get 9.5 stitches to the inch. I can get 8.25 stitches to the inch, but I'm not sure I like the fabric. But I will persevere!

rho said...

I knew as soon as I saw Royal -- :D Wow it sure looked purty all cleaned up in that link --

You have been knitting up a storm....

have I mentioned lately how much I hate word verification --- not for anyone with even mild dyslexia... arrgghh third time is a charm - right?

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